Fernando Rodes Vilà, born in Barcelona in 1960, is Vice Chairman of Havas, the 5th largest global Communications Group. Havas, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, is present in more than 75 countries and count on more than 14,000 professionals.
Fernando is founder and partner of ISP Holdings, a family-owned group which form part of companies such as Acceso (www.acceso.com ), Digilant (www.digilant.com ), In- Store Media (www.in-storemedia.com ), Antevenio (www.antevenio.com) (quoted on the 2nd Paris Stock Exchange) and Criteria.
In addition, Fernando is a member of the Board of Directors of Acciona (listed in the Madrid Stock Exchange and take part in the IBEX 35), as well as Chairman of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee and member of its Sustainability Committee.
In 2012 Fernando joined CADS the Catalonian Advisory Council for Sustainable Development as Chairman. CADS, set up in 1998, advises the Catalan Government in issues such as environment and sustainable development policies.
Fernando Rodés is also founder, shareholder and Chairman of ARA, the first multi-platform newspaper launched in Barcelona, on November 28th, 2010.
Fernando is married to Maria Macaya and has five children.